Daniel Grossmann has been dealing with the question of how Jewish culture can take its place in social consciousness and how he can contribute to intercultural dialogue throughout his professional life. With this question in mind, he founded the in 2005 JEWISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MUNICH (initially the Orchestra Jakobsplatz Munich), which has since developed under his direction into an internationally respected, professional orchestra of a high musical standard and which also stands out in Munich's diverse cultural life with its extraordinary projects.
Daniel Grossmann always focuses on projects that have something to do with today, here and now. He initiated performances of almost forgotten Offenbach one-act plays with video projections, brought a new edition of the cinema variety of the 1920s to the stage with new compositions by young film composers and is currently dedicated to expanding the sphere of activity of the JCOM by starting his own YouTube Channels.
Of course, dealing with forgotten, suppressed and hushed-up Jewish composers of the 20th century is one of the tasks of the artistic director of the JCOM: in the series of expeditions in the NS Documentation Center in Munich, Daniel Grossmann, as a skilled speaker and passionate researcher, presents composers that are almost unknown in this country.
In recognition of his tireless work in cultural mediation, Daniel Grossmann was awarded the "Pro meritis scientiae et litterarum" prize by the Bavarian Ministry of Science, Research and Art in 2012.
Daniel Grossmann comes from a Jewish-Hungarian family and was born in Munich in 1978, where he still lives. He began his conducting training with Hans-Rudolf Zöbeley, then studied at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City with Scott Bergeson and at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest with Ervin Lukács. His extensive discography includes Jewish composers such as Viktor Ullmann, Paul Ben-Haim and Marc Neikrug, but also works by Iannis Xenakis and John Cage as well as Beethoven's 3rd symphony.